Re: Address Mapping Questions

Andrew Waterman

The memory map isn't in the spec because it's platform-defined.  Some folks use the SiFive CLINT as a de facto standard for the address map for mtime[cmp] and MSIP registers.  QEMU supports this as well.  You can find the CLINT memory map in Chapter 8 of

On Thu, Jun 4, 2020 at 5:34 PM Nagendra Gulur <> wrote:
Dear team,

This may be a basic question: I am trying to figure out where in the physical memory map are the "mtime" and "mtimecmp" registers to be placed.
Per the privileged spec, these registers are memory-mapped, but I could not find an address specification for these registers. Did I somehow miss finding this piece of information from the spec or is it actually not specified? If the latter, is there a different place where it is specified that an implementation should comply with?

Another question: are CSRs also memory mapped? In debug mode?

Thank you and apologies if these questions have been discussed and resolved before.

Best Regards


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